The north Railroad Avenue Trail bridge crossing Whatcom Creek between York and Ellis Streets caught fire on Friday, November 23, 2012. The bridge was damaged and will remain closed until a replacement bridge can be designed and permitted. The bridge was originally part of a railway crossing running north from York to Ohio Streets.
Beyond Greenway, Greenway 3 Levy and Transportation Benefit District
The City Council approved funding for this project in the 2014 budget. The Parks & Recreation Department is currently working with consultants on the design and permitting of a new bridge and removal of the existing piling and bridge structure. It is expected that construction will take place in the summer and fall of 2014. The old creosote-treated structure will be removed and replaced with a new, clear-span bridge that is more environmentally friendly.
More information about the fire is available in a City news release.